For the third blog in our series around backups, we are joined by Veeam Software. Pinnacle partnered with Veeam who deliver a variety of backup options such as cloud. Veeam have provided us with some best practice advice to share to ensure your data remains protected.
Ransomware attacks represent a serious threat to organisations across a number of industries worldwide. The cost of ransomware is not just limited to what the hacker collects from you, but also the costs to recover from the attack.
Although Veeam doesn't prevent ransomware, the Veeam solution ensures your organisation can quickly and effectively restore critical data infected by ransomware to a known good state.
Best practice tips for protecting your data
1. The 3-2-1 Method
The 3-2-1 principle is; have three copies of your data backup on two different types of media with one copy being offsite.
Veeam's advanced backup and replication capabilities make it easy to have off-site, image-based replication and backup copies to a second location.
2. Perform Risk Assessments
Performing regular risk assessments should be part of your overall data protection strategy to proactively identify potential risks. As part of the risk assessment, you need to be able to verify that data is recoverable and that it can be restored quickly and easily.
Risk assessment is included in the Veeam Availability Suite. This is a powerful monitoring, reporting and capacity planning tool for the Veeam backup infrastructure. It will perform a backup assessment to ensure you are protected and has a built-in alert to warn of potential ransomware activity.
The diagram above shows how Veeam Availability Suite provides a turnkey solution to recover from ransomware. No additional software to buy, the chart includes thest modern storage devices and Veeam Backup & Replication software.